Saturday, July 28, 2018

Madonna attributed to Domenico Ghirlandaio 1449-1494

Ghirlandaio, Domenico (Italian Renaissance artist, 1449-1494) La Vierge et l'Enfant avec le Jeune Saint Jean-Baptiste et Trois Anges 1490

In this blog, I try to begin each day with a painting of the Madonna & Child. It centers me; connects me to the past; & encourages me to post some of the religious paintings which were a large part of the core of early Western art.  In the 4C, as the Christian population was rapidly growing & was now supported by the state, Christian art evolved & became grander to suit new, enlarged public spaces & the changing contemporary tastes of elite private clients.